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Diggers Rest

Education institution attending

20% of people in Diggers Rest attended an educational institution in 2011.

The share of Diggers Rest's population attending educational institutions reflects the age structure of the population, as it is influenced by the number of children attending school; proximity to tertiary education, which can mean young adults leaving home to be nearer to educational facilities and; the degree to which people are seeking out educational opportunities in adulthood, especially in their late teens and early twenties.

This data is often combined with Age Structure to identify areas with significant university student populations.

Derived from the Census question:

'What type of educational institution is the person attending?'

Total population

Education institution attending
Diggers Rest - Total persons (Usual residence)20112006Change
Type of institutionNumber%City of Melton %Number%City of Melton %2006 to 2011
Pre-school
221.22.2331.62.0-11
Primary school
1357.39.71918.99.8-56
Primary - Government
1116.06.21496.96.5-38
Primary - Catholic
140.82.4241.12.4-10
Primary - Independent
100.51.1180.80.9-8
Secondary school
1196.46.81577.37.1-38
Secondary - Government
884.84.31125.24.6-24
Secondary - Catholic
211.11.4291.41.4-8
Secondary - Independent
100.51.1170.81.2-7
map this data in atlas.idTAFE382.11.9401.81.7-2
map this data in atlas.idUniversity502.72.8432.02.3+7
Other
150.80.9130.60.7+2
map this data in atlas.idNot attending1,36373.668.21,43867.068.2-75
Not stated
1105.97.523110.88.2-121

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Education institution attending, 2011
Education institution attending, 2011 Pre-school, City of Melton: 2.2% Primary school, City of Melton: 9.7% Primary - Government, City of Melton: 6.2% Primary - Catholic, City of Melton: 2.4% Primary - Independent, City of Melton: 1.1% Secondary school, City of Melton: 6.8% Secondary - Government, City of Melton: 4.3% Secondary - Catholic, City of Melton: 1.4% Secondary - Independent, City of Melton: 1.1% TAFE, City of Melton: 1.9% University, City of Melton: 2.8% Other, City of Melton: 0.9% Pre-school, Diggers Rest: 1.2% Primary school, Diggers Rest: 7.3% Primary - Government, Diggers Rest: 6.0% Primary - Catholic, Diggers Rest: 0.8% Primary - Independent, Diggers Rest: 0.5% Secondary school, Diggers Rest: 6.4% Secondary - Government, Diggers Rest: 4.8% Secondary - Catholic, Diggers Rest: 1.1% Secondary - Independent, Diggers Rest: 0.5% TAFE, Diggers Rest: 2.1% University, Diggers Rest: 2.7% Other, Diggers Rest: 0.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
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Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011
Change in education institution attending, 2006 to 2011 Pre-school, Diggers Rest: -11 Primary school, Diggers Rest: -56 Primary - Government, Diggers Rest: -38 Primary - Catholic, Diggers Rest: -10 Primary - Independent, Diggers Rest: -8 Secondary school, Diggers Rest: -38 Secondary - Government, Diggers Rest: -24 Secondary - Catholic, Diggers Rest: -8 Secondary - Independent, Diggers Rest: -7 TAFE, Diggers Rest: -2 University, Diggers Rest: +7 Other, Diggers Rest: +2
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the share of the population attending educational institutions in Diggers Rest in 2011 compared to the City of Melton shows that there was a lower proportion attending primary school, a similar proportion attending secondary school, and a similar proportion engaged in tertiary level education.

Overall, 7.3% of the population were attending primary school, 6.4% of the population were attending secondary institutions, and 4.8% were learning at a tertiary level, compared with 9.7%, 6.8% and 4.6% respectively for the City of Melton.

The major differences between the share of the population attending learning institutions in Diggers Rest and the City of Melton were:

  • A larger percentage of persons not attending (73.6% compared to 68.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending a Government primary school (7.3% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons attending an independent primary school (0.8% compared to 2.4%)

Emerging groups

From 2006 to 2011, Diggers Rest's population decreased by 295 people (+13.7%). This represents an average annual change of -2.91% per year over the period.

The largest change in the number of persons attending education institutions in Diggers Rest, between 2006 and 2011 was in those who nominated:

  • Primary school (-56 persons)

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